Norwegian actor Sverrir Gudnason has been cast in the role of Mikael Blomquist in the upcoming Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The role was previously played by Daniel Craig in the David Fincher-directed film. Craig was awesome in the role. I have no idea how good Gidnasson will be because until today, I've never heard of him before. He did star alongside Shia LaBeouf in a movie called Borg/McEnroe.
Gudnasson joins Claire Foy, who is taking on the role of Lisbeth Salander; Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Salander’s twin sister, and The Square star Claes Bang as the villain. Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don't Breathe) is directing the movie and David Fincher is a producer on it. The script was written by Alvarez, Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders) and Jay Basu (Metal Gear Solid). The movie will start production in January in Berlin and Stockholm. Here's a description of the story:
A genius hacker who has always been an outsider. A journalist with a penchant for danger. She is Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo. He is Mikael Blomkvist, crusading editor of Millennium. One night, Blomkvist receives a call from a source who claims to have been given information vital to the United States by a young female hacker. Blomkvist, always on the lookout for a story, reaches out to Salander for help. She, as usual, has plans of her own. Together they are drawn into a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives—some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
The movie, which is based on the book by Stieg Larsson, will be released on October 19th, 2018.